Under love’s heavy burden we do sink! Baz Lurhmann’s classic Romeo & Juliet came out in 1996, meaning we’ve spent the last 20 years watching and re-watching our favourite Shakespeare reinterpretation, which always makes us swoon and sigh, and not just over Leonardo DiCaprio. The costuming was one of the film’s most integral and beautiful elements, and everyone, from Romeo to Mercutio and Tybalt served some looks that we always aim to emulate. Here are 7 of Romeo & Juliet’s most killer fashion moments.
7 WONDERS: ROMEO & JULIET FASHION MOMENTS
Wonderland takes a look at 7 of Romeo & Juliet’s most killer looks.
Juliet’s Angel Wings
Oh Juliet! You really are an angel sent from heaven. After the party where she meets her true love Romeo (and in the process makes us give up hope that we’ll ever get Leo for ourselves), she stands on the balcony, an ethereal beauty gazing out in the moonlight, her white wings shining and making us wish we were all her.
The Montague’s Boys Graphic Tees
Throughout the film, the Montague gang throw out some serious graphic tees and shirts. From neon Hawaiian shirts to comic book prints and religious iconography, the gang knows how to do their emblematic prints.
Everything Mercutio Wears
Tybalt, possibly the most hardcore character in the film, pulls some major Mafia-inspired looks out the bag. We’re not if it’s the braces-come-gun holsters, the perfectly coiffed hair or the religious imagery (despite his murderous tendencies), but Tybalt both made us feel like he wasn’t to be trusted, but also that he’s a total badass.
The most 90s wedding outfits ever? Together with the sound of the choir and the way they look at each other, these wedding outfits made us weep with joy.
When Romeo was our Knight In Shining Armour
The moment we caught a glimpse of Romeo in that shining silver armour at the party we knew we were gonners. In the scene where he peers through the fish tank to see Juliet, his knight in shining armour costume stole him the best dressed award and our hearts.
Mrs Capulet’s Cleopatra
While Juliet’s party brought out a whole host of amazing fancy dress look (read: Paris’s astronaut suit), the real winner was Lady Capulet’s Egyptian queen outfit. Dripping in glittering gold and shimmering rubies, Lady Capulet is a vision.